Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Eric Hacker allowed just 1 ER in 7.0 IP, and Tyler LaTorre homered while reaching base three times. Also notable, Roger Kieschnick had two XBH while reaching base four times.
AAA: Fresno lost to Omaha 7-1
Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 3, 3B, 2B, 2 BB
Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 3 for 5
Fresno: DH Tyler LaTorre: 2 for 3, HR, BB, GiDP
Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Kieschnick had a big game with his 4th triple, 12th double and a couple walks, improving his season line to .329/.410/.630 through 146 AB. So far in his PCL debut, his OPS is nearly 300 points higher than it was last year in his second season in double-A. LaTorre hit his 1st HR. Bond's three singles raised his AVG to .380--highest on the team aside from Joaquin Arias, who is in the majors.
Hacker bounced back from his shortest start of the year (9 ER in 4.2 IP) with one of his better starts. He matched season highs with 6 K and 7.0 IP while matching a season low with 3 H.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 5-4
Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, 2B
Richmond: 3B Daniel Mayora: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 SB
Bowie: SS Manny Machado: 2 for 4, 2B, CS
Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Chris Gloor: 2.0 IP--1 PO
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 1.2 IP, 3 K
The Orioles' Machado, the top prospect to appear in the game, doubled and singled. The 19-year-old is hitting .262/.364/.418 through 122 AB. Brown, the Giants' top prospect, also doubled and singled, as did his teammate Mayora. The 23-year-old Brown is hitting .243/.325/.286 through 140 AB.
Fitzgerald allowed more than 3 R for just the second time in eight starts but got the win to improve his W-L record to 3-1. Despite allowing a season-high 6 H, his BAA remains just .230. Gloor and Maday were perfect in relief, perhaps even better than perfect as Gloor picked off his inherited runner.
A+: San Jose had an off-day
(their second scheduled off-day this year, with their next scheduled off-day being May 23)
A-: Augusta hosting Greenville postponed by rain
(a makeup doubleheader is scheduled for June 14)